I just picked up my 2016 2516G and it was set up when i saw it, so i didn't check things like tire clearance, I drove home and parked it in my garage on level ground and was touching up some of the black paint on the frame when i noticed i have no clearance between the top of the tire and the wheel well under the slide out dinette.
I measured with a tape measure and found the distance is just over 1 inch between the wheel and the wheel well at the top
the door side has 4+ inches and the unit is sitting level, on level ground.
I contacted Forrest River and they asked me to bring it to a service center
I took a pic before i took it to CW and this is with the unit unloaded, no water, no gear, just the batter and propane tank are all that has been added to the unit from the delivery weight
in the pic you can see the center line of the wheel is at 13 inches, and that black mark just before it goes in the well well is the number 2(trust me)
you can clearly see the tire still going up into the wheel well. Showing less than 2 inches of clearance
The tire diameter is 24.65 inches, and again look the center line is 13 inches
After Dealing with Jacob at FR they say it meets spec! I think that's nuts as the emails he has sent me say it need 2 inches, I have pics showing its not
Jacob has agreed to send me a #10 dexter axle lift kit at no charge, but he will not pay CW to install it?!?!
I am so upset with the quality, and response to safety concerns that i am regretting my decision to purchase
Per Dexter Axle you need 3 inches of "bump clearance " and Jacob at FR says 2 is what they go by, I don't even have 1 and they are not really doing much about it.
I think I may have to file a complaint with the NHSTA about this, I did mention to Jacob there was a recall that i know of for a simalar issue but he seems to not care about saftey and will only take action once damage is done
here are some other shots of it